Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This version of Revit® Architecture 2009 is a native 64-bit application to be used with 64-bit Operating Systems, such as Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional 64-bit or Microsoft® Windows Vista® 64-bit (Business, Home Premium, Ultimate editions). The 64-bit version of Revit Architecture 2009 removes the 4 gig memory limitation found in 32-bit applications which enhances the software’s capability to handle large projects. It contains the functionality found in the 32-bit release of Revit Architecture 2009, with the noted limitations found in the Known Issues document.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Autodesk Inventor 2009 Service Pack 1
Inventor Professional 2009
Inventor Routed Systems 2009
Inventor Simulation Suite 2009
Inventor Suite 2009
Go here for a complete list of different versions of Inventor and updates.
Some who have installed this update are experiencing issues with tapped holes. Read the discussion and know that Autodesk has been contacted on this matter.
Also, a few users running Windows Vista as their operating system are getting C++ Windows runtime errors after they have installed this service pack. Autodesk wants Vista users to turn off the UAC of the Vista OS (control pane->User account-> turn on/off UAC) when using Inventor 2009.
If you don't want to turn off UAC permanently, after turning it off, launch Inventor and close it. Then you can turn on UAC again and you should not see the runtime error anymore.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
You have this drawing...
You expected to see the Normal MText Editor window....
This happens because your Text Height is too small for the zoom factor. The MText editor automatically tries to adjust the size of the window to make the text readable.
To resolve this issue do the following:
- Start the Single Line Text command DTEXT.
- Click in any location
- Use the default values for everything except when prompted for the text height enter a number that is appropriate, in the example above 8".
- Enter some text and end the command
- Now place some MTEXT, it should be back to normal.
This has been verified to happen in AutoCAD and LT versions 2007 through 2009 and the workaround above works in the AutoCAD 2008 and 2009 versions but should also work in the other affected programs.
Autodesk has also published an article on this issue and you can view it here.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A new hotfix has been released which addresses random fatal errors that occur in the AutoCAD 2009-family of products.
Navigate to the following link to access the download:
Please read the readme file, which addresses how the hotfixes are supposed to be applied.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Jeff Lotan (one of our own Avatech NSC staffers) discovered you may have to turn off the digital signature validation (on by default) before exchanging one of the dll files (otherwise you cannot replace it per the instructions in the readme file) by doing the following:
- From the Windows desktop, press and hold the Windows key on your keyboard then then press the "R" key to bring up the Run dialog.
- Next to the Open label, type "ACSIGNOPT" and then hit the Enter key
- Uncheck (clear) the checkbox next to "Validate Digital Signatures and Display Special Icons"
- Log Out of Windows
- Log In to Windows
- Then replace the dlls as directed.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here's a small snippet of what you'll find in the list:
- Does LT have tables? Yes
- Does LT have support for a 64-bit system? Yes
- Does LT have express tools? No
Another good document is a comparison between versions of AutoCAD LT 2006 through LT 2009 which answers questions like:
- Can LT 2009 use Images as Underlay/Reference? Yes!
- Can LT 2006 use Images as Underlay/Reference? No